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Topic: Brown athletics

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

Op-eds, Opinions

O’Neil ’16, Paul ’19, McMahon ’19: In Defense of Excellence and Equity in Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field

June 8, 2020 1 comment

As alumnae of the Brown Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, we are writing in solidarity with current teammates on the Brown Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams whose collegiate athletic careers were abruptly terminated May 28

Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

Op-eds, Opinions

Mackie ’59 — An Open Letter to the Brown Community: The Price of Winning

June 7, 2020 Comments are Disabled

The May 28 announcement arrived without warning — a thunderbolt from above, striking the hearts of legions within the University athletic community.

Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

News, Sports, University News

Demoted varsity athletes petition Brown for reinstatement

June 4, 2020 3 comments

In response to the University’s recent announcement that 11 varsity teams would be demoted to the club level as part of a new Excellence in Brown Athletics initiative, student athletes have mobilized to organize their teammates, peers, parents and alumni networks to petition for more answers. 

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

Op-eds, Opinions

From the Brown Women’s Squash Team: President Paxson, Why Aren’t We Excellent?

June 4, 2020 1 comment

We are two of five rising juniors on the Brown Women’s Varsity Squash team. We spent upwards of 10 years training with hopes of playing squash at a collegiate level. We have dedicated 20 hours a week for 25 weeks a year to train, travel and compete.

From the Captains and Supporters of 11 Cut Varsity Teams: Is Brown Ever True?

Op-eds, Opinions

From the Captains and Supporters of 11 Cut Varsity Teams: Is Brown Ever True?

June 4, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Last Thursday, Brown University announced its decision to cut 11 varsity teams as part of the “Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.” This change, guided by the advice of consultants, means former varsity teams will lose all recruiting spots, trainers, athletic department tutors and coaches — effective immediately. Club teams will […]

Skahill ’21: One Team, One Family — Women’s Cross Country, Track & Field Weigh in on Excellence Initiative

Op-eds, Opinions

Skahill ’21: One Team, One Family — Women’s Cross Country, Track & Field Weigh in on Excellence Initiative

June 4, 2020 Comments are Disabled

On May 28, Brown University revealed that it will cut 11 varsity athletics teams and transition them to club status, effective immediately. The decision, which was made without the knowledge of the University’s head coaches and student-athletes, has been dubbed the Excellence in Brown Athletics Initiative.

Perkins ’22, Maloney ’22: A Statement of Sentiment by the Brown Men’s Track and Field Team

Op-eds, Opinions

Perkins ’22, Maloney ’22: A Statement of Sentiment by the Brown Men’s Track and Field Team

June 3, 2020 2 comments

Last week, the Brown Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams were completely blindsided and told that, effective immediately, we must “cease training, competition, and related operations at the varsity level” as part of an “Excellence Initiative”

‘We’re just really hurting right now’: Student athletes express disappointment, anger with sudden varsity sports cuts

News, Sports

‘We’re just really hurting right now’: Student athletes express disappointment, anger with sudden varsity sports cuts

May 28, 2020 13 comments

At around 12 p.m. EST Thursday, Jacob Good ’22, a member of the squash team, received an email from the Athletics Department inviting him and all student-athletes to an unanticipated Zoom call later that afternoon. An hour later, Good and his fellow teammates were no longer members of a varsity team.

Brown transitions 11 varsity teams to club status

Sports

Brown transitions 11 varsity teams to club status

May 28, 2020 21 comments

The University will transition 11 varsity teams — men and women’s fencing, men and women’s golf, women’s skiing, men and women’s squash, women’s equestrian and men’s track, field and cross country — to club status, effective immediately, according to a community-wide email sent today from President Christina Paxson.

Litsky ’20 looks back on Brown tennis career

Sports

Litsky ’20 looks back on Brown tennis career

March 29, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Peter Litsky ’20 closed out his senior season on a hot streak, winning his final eight completed singles matches and leading the men’s tennis team to victories against Yale, Michigan State University and Boston College.